Tag Archive: RCMP


N.S. Police Say They’ve Foiled Attempt To Kill People In A Public Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

” RCMP in Nova Scotia say they have foiled an alleged plot to kill a large number of people in the Halifax area on Valentine’s Day.

” The evidence to date and the information is, had they been able to carry out their plan there was potential for a large number of individual citizens to be put at risk,” Nova Scotia RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan told a Friday evening news conference.

  Police allege a 19-year-old man from Timberlea, N.S., and a 23-year-old woman from Illinois planned to go to a public venue in the Halifax region on Saturday, “with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves.”

  Acting on a tip from a member of the public about “a potential significant weapons-related threat,” police tracked down the male suspect at a Timberlea residence, where he was found dead in the early hours of Friday morning.”

 

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Justin Bourque, Moncton Shooting Suspect, In Police Custody

 

 

Justin Bourque Captured

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” Justin Bourque, the 24-year-old suspected of carrying out a shooting that left three Mounties dead and two others wounded, has been apprehended by RCMP in Moncton, N.B. 

  RCMP spokesman Paul Greene said Bourque was arrested at 12:10 a.m. AT Friday.”

 

 

 

” Moncton resident Michelle Thibodeau told CBC News and other media that Bourque was arrested in her backyard in the northwest part of the city where the shooting occurred and which had been on lockdown while the manhunt for the suspect was underway.

  Police advised residents on Twitter soon after the arrest that they can now leave their homes and move freely. The City of Moncton tweeted that city services, including buses, will resume as usual Friday. Schools will remain closed. “

 

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Canada Shooting: Manhunt As Police Officers Killed In Moncton

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A manhunt is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three police officers were shot dead and two hurt.

  Police said they were searching for Justin Bourque, 24, who was “armed and dangerous”, and tweeted a picture of a suspect with weapons.”

 

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” Officials have warned people to stay inside and lock their doors.

  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) told the BBC the officers were shot responding to reports of an armed man wearing camouflage clothing.

  Prime Minister Stephen Harper has offered his condolences to those affected. “The sacrifice of these brave officers will be honoured and remembered.” he said.

  Witnesses said they heard the first shots in north-west Moncton at about 20:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Wednesday. More shots were reported about two hours later.”

 

 

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Watch our neighbors to the north . Gun owners are even under siege from their “allies” on the right .

2 Allegedly Linked To Al-Qaida In Iran Charged In Terror Plot Against Canadian Train

 

 

” Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, police said Monday. The case bolstered allegations by some governments and experts of a relationship of convenience between Shiite-led Iran and the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network.

Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, had “direction and guidance” from al-Qaida members in Iran, though there was no reason to think the planned attacks were state-sponsored, RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said. Police said the men did not get financial support from al-Qaida, but declined to provide more details.

Charges against the two men include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group. Police said the men are not Canadian citizens, said they had been in Canada a “significant amount of time,” and declined to say where they were from or why they were in the country.”

 

 

     Quite a coincidence that this “alleged” plot happened to be unearthed just as Parliment rushes a debate to implement sweeping changes to existing terrorism laws , including “preventative detention” .